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Meet ‘The City Girls’: Gator Nursing Friends for Life

In honor of this Friday’s graduation and pinning ceremonies, learn how senior BSN students Robre’ana Hutchinson, Gabriela Molina, Adrian Santana and Rose Termidor established a friend group that saw them travel their Gator Nursing journey, together! (left) Adrian, Rose, Robre’ana and Gabriela. When did you first meet? We met in…

Spring Sees Seeds of InteRNational Nursing Blossom

Like the season itself, spring collaborations were in full bloom at the UF College of Nursing, thanks to the latest cohort of visitors from Brazil during InteRNational Gator Nursing Week. During a week of knowledge sharing about advanced nursing education, over 15 nursing faculty from seven Brazilian universities across…

UF Health mentorship program inspires next generation of Gator nurses

The homegrown nurse leaders of tomorrow may soon sprout from Gainesville’s own backyard,  thanks to a new UF-led community outreach and mentorship effort. Launched to improve diversity and retention in the health care workforce, UF Health and the UF College of Nursing recently concluded a first-ever nurse mentorship program for more…

Parker Named a UF Research Foundation Professor

Leslie Parker, PhD, APRN, NNP-BC, FAAN, was recently named one of the University of Florida’s 2023 Research Foundation Professors. This prestigious designation is reserved for 34 of the university’s most distinguished faculty and recognizes their exceptional scholarship and achievement as researchers, clinicians, educators and mentors.  “This recognition goes to faculty…

UF Nursing Research Summit Reaches Historic Milestone

After two decades of inspiring scholarship and innovation, the College of Nursing celebrated a special science showcase through the 20th anniversary of the Nursing Research Summit and Malasanos Lectureship. Originally founded to provide a space to display nursing research, the event has since expanded to include a partnership between the…

Gator Nurse wins spot in prestigious research program

Congratulations are in order for BSN junior Alessia Rosa! She was recently admitted as a member of the University Scholars Program at the University of Florida, a highly selective program introducing undergraduate students to the exciting world of research. Rosa joins just 200 students selected to work-one-on-one with a faculty…

How to provide NICU babies with needed nutrients

After childbirth, the welcome sight of holding a new baby is a cherished moment for loved ones. But soon after birth, making sure an infant is properly nourished with milk becomes a parent’s main priority. But for some babies whose mothers are unable to breastfeed due to factors such as…

UF Nursing researcher to study how historical inequities can influence pain

To Assistant Professor Ellen Terry, PhD, pain tells a story. For African Americans in particular, she believes the scars of history may be reflected through how this population experiences chronic pain. According to Terry, decades of structural racism and discrimination have disproportionately impacted African Americans. This prejudice has weighed especially…

Building blocks for the future

How an honorary Gator Nurse and faculty member saved UF Nursing history. At 82-years-old, Jodi Irving describes herself as a piece of the UF College of Nursing’s history. Jodi Irving Since first teaching at the College of Nursing in 1965, she has worked with the college’s five deans and has…

Gator Nurses Take Plunge in First-Ever Research ‘Shark Tank’

Gator Nurses swam with the sharks in an all-new experience that put their health care innovation skills to the test. The College of Nursing recently held its first ever research “Shark Tank” to give Gator Nurses a chance to design and present their own inventions that could be used to…